The Court Rolls of Ramsey, Hepmangrove, and Bury, 1268–1600

BLAdd.Roll34379R-B (AD1556[2])

RAMSEY. ESTREAT OF THE COURT WITH LEET HELD THERE ON 16 DECEMBER,3-4 PHILIP AND MARY. [1]

1

[COMMON FINE:] 6 s., paid by the Bailiff, for a full year, from the previous Michaelmas [2] to the present.

2

6 d. each from Thomas Fylbie, John Cattesbye, [Blank] Aleyns,[Blank] Heone, 4 d. from the new baker of Ramsey, and 3 d. from Michael Taylor, bakers, for selling bread contrary to the assize.

3

3 d. each from Jacob Gilson, Agnes Watson, John Stockwell, Christopher Thomas, Laurence Amore, Thomas Taylor, John Batram, Edmund Olyer, Jana Wright, Edward Clarkson, Joan Asshewell, John Crokeford, Thomas Hauling, George Canne, John Dawbie, Alexander Harpe, and 12 d. from William Symson, victualers and retailers of ale, for selling by illicit measures.

4

3 d. each from William Graye, John Inge, William Mese, Thomas Aynesworthe, John More and Jacob Stokes for keeping shops on the plot [3] and for charging too much for their merchandise.

5

3 s. 4 d. from John Randall of Wistow for mowing sedge and gathering it, contrary to the ordinance.

6

3 s. 4 d. from Leonard Poulter for the same.

7

6 d. from Robert Creting, and 3 d. each from John Johnson and Thomas Johnson, butchers, for selling unhealthy meats and for charging too much.

8

3 s. 4 d. from George Canne for receiving and keeping more than one tenent for one cotagium, against the decree.

9

4 d. each from John Bateman and William Pilgryme for the same.

10

12 d. from John Crispe for cutting down willows, against the decree.

11

12 d. from George Canne for removing draw-nets, against the decree.

12

(Dead.) 4 d. from Henry Lee for the same.

13

4 d. from John Johnson for twice moving, without driving away, the fattening sheep from the sheep of the vill, contrary to the decree.

14

6 d. each from John Maisley and Barnard Castell, 12 d. from Thomas Auncell, 6 d. each from John Alyn, John Gostlyn, Henry Lee (dead), John Oldham and Thomas Gostlowe (dead) for selling sedge outside the vill, contrary to the decree.

15

10 s. from Robert Boroughe as fine for one cotagium and one fishpond with appurtenances.

16

12 d. from Thomas Taylor as fine for one curtilage with one pond.

17

Total: 45 s. 11 d., namely: in entry fines, 11 s; as common fine,6 s; in amercements, 28 s. 11 d. Expenses of the Steward and other officials: 16 s. 8 d. Balance: 29 s. 3 d.

Notes

1. 16 December, 1556.

2. 29 September.

3. MS: platea.